We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Drawingroom

Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
+44 1494 791691
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Best night out showcasing extraordinary talent!

We were invited by friends to this one off extraordinary venue under the stars! The night we were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
foundation081
,
London, United Kingdom
Entrancing

A totally unique experience. We saw two amazing artists perform in this intimate, wonderful space... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
faireyclairey66
via mobile
Read all 35 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Once an Art Gallery The Drawingroom housed over 400 original works of Fineart, however music has become the dominant driving part of my passion, we have live original music here every two weeks and together with a (book) writers groups as well as songwriters group, it is a gathering place for creatives. Housed in a 16th century building in Chesham, haunted by a kindly female presence who has watched over this home for years over 80 years that I know of. Some purring ghost cats slept on my bed, eight at one time, however, without my knowledge or consent, a guest took it upon himself to perform an exorcism here and it seems they have now moved on...Cheers Peter it would have been polite to ask! The building was initially constructed circa 1550 of oak, plaster and lath and has been added to in subsequent years. Some of the oak was probably from Spanish ship's timbers; this means some of the beams, are from trees now 1000 years old. For a majority of it's history, the building was a peasant dwelling and ale house, with a stable at the East Street end of the building where the kitchen is now located. It is also thought to have been the home to Lewis Carrol's 'Mad Hatter' Roger Crab, the 'Mad Hatter' of Chesham. Over the previous 30 years it has been an office and barber shop. The Drawingroom is also my home, whence it takes it's name; if you were here right now, you would be in my home, my sitting room, livingroom, My Drawingroom...and you'd be most welcome.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“drawing room” (9 reviews)
“live music” (5 reviews)
“fairy lights” (3 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1494 791691
Write a ReviewReviews (35)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"drawing room"
in 9 reviews
"live music"
in 5 reviews
"fairy lights"
in 3 reviews
"great coffee"
in 3 reviews
"the owner"
in 3 reviews
"high street"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"artists perform"
in 2 reviews
"million miles"
in 2 reviews
"cake"
in 2 reviews
"atmosphere"
in 9 reviews
"cosy"
in 3 reviews
"friends"
in 6 reviews
"life"
in 3 reviews
"gigs"
in 2 reviews
"space"
in 3 reviews
"cushions"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were invited by friends to this one off extraordinary venue under the stars! The night we were there it poured with rain but it simply didn't matter one bit! The atmosphere and music was totally off the planet and we can't wait to go...More

Thank foundation081
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I remember it well, it was a super night and it is easy to remember given it has not rained since! Do come back, remember ..every Saturday night...thank you again for coming and supporting what we do! xxr

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A totally unique experience. We saw two amazing artists perform in this intimate, wonderful space. But, as Richard says, it’s not just the music - it’s the whole experience. Mesmerising. Go there.

1  Thank faireyclairey66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dearest Claire...I'd forgotten that's what I'd said...so thank you, yes it is..it is the whole experience...thank you for coming out to share the evening with us..xxr

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lovely atmosphere with two original artists. Excellent curry with superb coffee and cake to follow. Well worth a visit.

Thank John N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

John you kind soul, thank you for your endorsement...and I do hope you will return soon. xr

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If only everyone could visit The Drawing Room once a month, the West would need a good deal less Prozac. As soon as you enter the cobbled alleyway at the end of which is tucked Chesham's best-kept secret, you feel a sense of excitement. Fairy...More

2  Thank MandyLK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hey Mandy...and what a show that was, so hugely appreciative of your continued support..xr

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I'm just so pleased to have discovered the Drawing Room! By day it's a charming cafe & gallery in the home of the owner, Richard. On Saturday nights it's a live music venue, showcasing unsigned musicians. Dinner is even thrown into the picket price! You...More

Thank Toniej
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hey Toni, thank you for coming and thank you for such kind words..you totally get what we do here..and have been kind enough to share your truth with the World, so, be well, be surrounded and come back soon..xx

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Richard and his young band of helpers serve up a consistent treat here time after time. It's a sprinkle of every natural ingredient including the location, our host, the food, the eclectic audience and the live musical entertainment. It all works and makes such a...More

Thank RobertEkr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Sire...how kind, waving our flag for us, top gent, gig every 1st 2nd and 3rd Sat...hope to see you here again soon..best r

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We happened upon this cafe/gallery whilst exploring Chesham and it was a really nice surprise. The cafe is in the owners home and we were made to feel very welcome. The food we had was really good and there is loads to choose from. There...More

1  Thank lifesanexperience
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

thank you so much for your kind endorcement and sorry it's taken me a while to respond; have been travelling. Thank you for coming to see us, do come back, be well, be happy and loved r

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

A rainy day passing through Chesham was grey until we nestled in 16th C wonky delights of the Drawing Room. Tasty flavoursome dishes, such as Syrian style potatoes and haloumi. Amid oak beans, off beat art and nice sensation of chilling out in (tiny) family...More

Thank LadyPensmith
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Lady Pen! Thank you, so glad you found us ..and should you manga e to find us in the sunshine Francis Yard would reveal yet another aspect to this place, which I'm sure you would find equally delightful...anyhow, thank you, be well be happy and...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Visited this restaurant / music venue with my teenage grandson after hearing about it from a friend quite some time ago. I had simply never got around to booking a table I also read about it prior to booking and thought it sounded like a...More

Thank Adakdd H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

my dear girl, that was one of the most heart-felt letters i have been sent, how very generous and kind..bless you..so glad found us, there's a gig on Saturday 7th Nov...cannot remember if you had said you were busy, either way, we're here..love and best...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Richard and his staff make you feel very welcome, relaxed and safe! Its like a home from home atmosphere where you can just kick back and enjoy the ambience. The events that are held there are very personal and even if you go there as...More

Thank Carl P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2015

Sir, how very kind, thank you for your words of encouragement, and look forward to many more years of service to you...and to Chesham..x

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 hotels
The Kings Arms Hotel
634 reviews
4.21 km away
The Crown Inn
854 reviews
4.22 km away
Chartridge Lodge
381 reviews
4.45 km away
De Vere Latimer Estate
982 reviews
4.83 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Brazils Kitchen
132 reviews
.08 km away
The Drawingroom
181 reviews
.01 km away
Jasmine Thai Kitchen
168 reviews
.16 km away
The Tavern
86 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mad Squirrel
40 reviews
.09 km away
The Elgiva Theatre
63 reviews
.41 km away
Auberge du Chocolat
6 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Drawingroom staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit